News and Politics


Outsourcing: Not Just for Big Companies

It has long been the case that many inner city and rural schools are under-staffed in the most critical areas of education. According to a New York Times article, in order to fill these gaps, some school districts have adapted the practice of outsourcing education by taking in foreign teachers to serve their understaffed schools and subject areas...

My Teacher, My Hero Goes Live Today, September 8, 2009

My Teacher, My Hero today announced the launch of MyTeacherMyHero.com, its new user-generated video sharing website. It allows people around the world to share their stories about the teachers that have impacted them the most...

Textbook Companies Turn to Rentals

In the face of sinking retail sales, textbook companies are turning to an old concept for a new system: rentals. With the advent of electronic books, improved and more readily accessible study guides, and the economic recession, textbook manufacturers have found their consumers noticeably timid to shell-out money for standard textbook purchases...

Students Getting Paid to Pass

In the constant battle to raise the level of student achievement, a program called Reach (REwarding ACHievement) is using a timeless incentive to encourage students to raise the bar – MONEY...

The American Graduation Initiative

Obama, during his speech at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan yesterday, revealed his plan to dramatically increase community college graduation rates...

New MAT@USC Website Goes Live

Certification Map’s Sponsor, the MAT@USC program, has recently launched it’s new website. Along with it’s updated design that offers ease of navigation with a contemporary style, the new MAT@USC Master of Arts in Teaching website has several new features to offer prospective and current students...